Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The course is attuned to the vision of the Professional Capabilities Framework for social workers, which anticipates that experienced social workers may pursue multiple routes to progression. Consequently, you can combine specialist components related, for example, to effective safeguarding practice, with generic elements, such as supervision, professional education and leadership, management and decision'making. This flexible format allows you to construct a programme of study to suit your professional profile and areas of developing expertise while benefiting from exchange with practitioners in other specialist roles.

Course Modules

Modules: Safeguarding adults at risk; managing professional responses to safeguarding adults at risk; practice education stage 1; practice education stage 2; supervision of professional practice; mentoring, coaching and advanced assessment of professional practice; leading and managing people in social work practice; leading and managing in social work and social care organisations; final capstone project.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MA £6,280 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A first or second-class honours degree (BA(Hons)/BSc(Hons)) or postgraduate diploma in a relevant subject to the course and a relevant professional qualification; or
  • A professional qualification in social work and substantial current or recent experience in a relevant setting for the course. 'Substantial' experience may be considered in the light of the applicant's qualitative rather than quantitative experience. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall.